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Story Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Released With Bug Fixes And Improvements Install/Update In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 07/04/2015 - 6:51am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:32pm
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 11:30pm
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Story XKCD's Comic About OSes Is Hilarious, Predicts Launch Date of GNU Hurd 1.0 Roy Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 10:08pm
Story 12 reasons to buy the best Android Wear smartwatch you’ve never heard of Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:50pm
Story Krita 3.0 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:37pm
Story Unity 8 Won't Be Very Different Visually from Unity 7 Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:28pm
Story 4MParted 12.0 Beta Is a Small Tool for Disk Partitioning Rianne Schestowitz 06/04/2015 - 9:18pm

today's leftovers

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News
  • For Fans of Drupal, a time to meet and talk code

  • HAL: new keys to match kernel version
  • Tempers Flare as Recession Creeps into Tech Industry
  • 15 Years Linux: Past and Future
  • More on Open Source Conversion Rate Myths
  • Open Source Media Center Apps Are Growing Up
  • Comux 001010
  • Linux stack and tools vendor launches community site
  • End of life for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
  • Rule #3: Divide and conquer
  • Take Me Out to Ubuntu
  • The SFLS: Episode 0x08: Selecting a FLOSS License
  • openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 61
  • Asking the wrong questions on open-source adoption
  • Asus Eee brings in anorexic computing
  • Mozilla Developer New 03/03
  • Time for open source to loosen up
  • Open Sources Episode 6: Open source in the enterprise
  • ZYpp 6.2.1, no mirror will stop you
  • Hive Five Winner for Best Home Server Software: Ubuntu Server Edition
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 1 Episode 3

some howtos:

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HowTos
  • Vim Cheatsheet Revisited

  • Boosting your Kernel on Gentoo
  • Playing Restricted Media When Using Ubuntu
  • Opera add / increase the number of speed dials (9.x and 10)
  • Boost Your Disk Performance by Using Journal Data Writeback Mode of Ext3
  • VirtualBox, Virtual Networking
  • Flegita: Gnome Scan - A Simple Scanning Alternative to XSane
  • StarCraft on Linux
  • My code is compiling
  • The Ultimate Guide To Manage Your Audio/Video Files In Linux

Evidence-Based Open Source Adoption

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OSS

informationweek.com: I mentioned to a friend of mine the other day how I was replacing Word with OpenOffice in the long run. He replied that they use OO exclusively at his place of work.

Microsoft to Release Windows Linux!

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Humor

linugadgetech.blogspot: I was looking today at the packaging of my new Sabrent 3.5" internal card reader and noticed something very interesting on the front of the box. Do you see what I see? That's right, it lists Windows Linux.

Red Hat and Novell: Heading In Opposite Directions?

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Linux

thevarguy.com: When Red Hat announces quarterly results March 25, the news may confirm what Wall Street has suspected since November 2008: Despite Novell’s continued momentum with SUSE Linux, the smarter money remains on Red Hat’s open source strategy. Here’s why:

Inside the Linux Foundation Purchase of Linux.com

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Linux
Web

earthweb.com: Two months after SourceForge’s Linux.com site stopped publishing new stories, the reason has finally been made public: The site has been acquired by the Linux Foundation.

linux too f*@King easy to install

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Linux

noronha.id.au: Ok I have a computer it generally stays on 24/7. it does important work like download files during off-peak download periods. It also is my svn server. samba etc… Ok so the short of the story is my computer got reformatted.

Tell Them It’s Linux!!

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Linux

danlynch.org/blog: I saw an interesting video a few days ago. I found it amusing that most people thought KDE 4 was Windows 7 but hardly that surprising if I’m honest. But as I watched one thought screamed louder and louder inside my head, “for god’s sake tell them it’s Linux!!!”.

Linux the cool factor

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Linux

handlewithlinux.com: I have a bunch of designers at my job, and they all carry around an apple. No not the fruit, you know the vastly overpriced and over-hyped electronics brand. These guys think they are so cool. While Linux is actually a lot cooler then apple, it's not perceived by enough people as being cool.

My bigger concern with Microsoft - netbooks

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.the451group: We’ve been having a discussion on the meaning and impact of Microsoft’s TomTom suit, and there seems to be quite a bit of suspicion and angst over Microsoft’s patent and licensing tactics. However, I believe if one wants to see the Microsoft of old, the better place to find it is in the netbook market.

Ubuntu 9.10 Release Schedule

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Ubuntu

softpedia.com: Announced by Mark Shuttleworth, on the 20th of February, Ubuntu 9.10 (codename Karmic Koala) will be released this year on October 29th. Without any further introduction, let's have a look at the release schedule:

5 Minutes of SimplyMepis 8.0.00

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Linux

benhay.blogspot: When I installed Fedora from the Live CD and found it to be incredibly slow, then I booted the Knoppix 6.0.1 CD, and it was outrageously fast. But now after trying SimplyMepis, I am forced to conclude that the Fedora really does suck.

Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 code to freeze end of day March 3

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Moz/FF

blogs.zdnet.com: Bugs or no bugs, Mozilla will freeze the code to the much delayed Firefox 3.1 beta 3 by the end of day.

10 reasons why Linux isn't triumphing over Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

blogs.techrepublic.com: In a recent article, Jack Wallen built a case for the ascendancy of Linux over Windows. Now Kris Littlejohn steps up to argue the converse.

Linux Shell Gains Microsoft Office Support

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Software

informationweek.com: ThinkFree deal allows the open source Phoenix HyperSpace Shell to work with Microsoft Word and Excel file formats

Linux Foundation has bought Linux.com

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Linux
Web

blogs.computerworld: The Linux Foundation has long wanted the Linux.com domain name for obvious reasons. You will, according to sources, see new stories on Linux.com, but exactly what you'll see will be determined by you.

Linux Format free to download for 24 hours only

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Linux

tuxradar.com: Listen carefully, folks, because this is something you don't want to miss. In precisely nine hours - at midnight GMT tonight - we'll be putting online full high-res PDFs of Linux Format issue 116. That's the current, on-sale issue of the magazine.

Hands-on: fat-free Xfce 4.6 has nice new features

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Software

arstechnica.com: GNOME and KDE reign supreme on the Linux desktop, but there are many lesser-known desktop environments that are increasingly popular among users who are looking for lightweight alternatives that deliver more streamlined interfaces and a functional user experience with less overhead.

What TomTom suit may really be about

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OSS
Legal

blogs.zdnet.com: Cars. Microsoft sees cars as the next frontier for computing. If GPS can remain proprietary open source will lack the enabling technology with which to get into the game.

OpenSuse's Kiwi-LTSP: Easy Thin Client Server - Snake Oil or Fountain of Youth?

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SUSE

raiden.net: IT solutions companies have been generating lots of buzz regarding thin clients basically since the early 1990s, but have yet to really penetrate into many suitable environments.

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KDE/Qt: Qt Contributor Summit 2018, Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt, FreeBSD, and Konsole

  • Qt Contributor Summit 2018
    One bit especially interesting is the graphics stack. Back in Qt 5.0, Qt took the liberty of limiting the graphics stack to OpenGL, but the world has changed since: On Windows the only proper stack is Direct3D 12, Apple introduced Metal and recently deprecated OpenGL and Vulkan is coming rather strong. It looks like embracing these systems transparently will be one of the most exciting tasks to achieve. From a KDE & Plasma perspective I don’t think this is scary, OpenGL is here to stay on Linux. We will get a Framework based on a more flexible base and we can continue pushing Plasma, Wayland, Plasma Mobile with confidence that the world won’t be crumbling. And with a bit of luck, if we want some parts to use Vulkan, we’ll have it properly abstracted already.
  • Integrating Cloud Solutions with Qt
    These days, using the cloud for predictive maintenance, analytics or feature updates is a de facto standard in the automation space. Basically, any newly designed product has some server communication at its core. However, the majority of solutions in the field were designed and productized when communication technology was not at today’s level. Still, attempts are being made to attach connectivity to such solutions. The mission statement is to “cloudify” an existing solution, which uses some internal protocol or infrastructure.
  • KDE on FreeBSD – June 2018
    It’s been a while since I wrote about KDE on FreeBSD, what with Calamares and third-party software happening as well. We’re better at keeping the IRC topic up-to-date than a lot of other sources of information (e.g. the FreeBSD quarterly reports, or the f.k.o website, which I’ll just dash off and update after writing this).
  • Konsole’s search tool
    Following my konsole’s experiments from the past week I came here to show something that I’m working on with the VDG, This is the current Konsole’s Search Bar. [...] I started to fix all of those bugs and discovered that most of them happened because we had *one* search bar that was shared between every terminal view, and whenever a terminal was activated we would reposition, reparent, repaint, disconnect, reconnect the search bar. Easiest solution: Each Terminal has it’s own search bar. Setuped only once. The one bug I did not fix was the Opening / Closing one as the searchbar is inside of a layout and layouts would reposition things anyway. All of the above bugs got squashed by just moving it to TerminalDisplay, and the code got also much cleaner as there’s no need to manual intervention in many cases. On the review Kurt – the Konsole maintainer – asked me if I could try to make the Search prettier and as an overlay on top of the Terminal so it would not reposition things when being displayed.

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Until now, The Document Foundation only recommended the LibreOffice 6.0 office suite to bleeding-edge users while urging enterprises and mainstream users to use the well-tested LibreOffice LibreOffice 5.4 series, which reached end of life on June 11, 2018, with the last point release, LibreOffice 5.4.7. Read more

LibreOffice 6.0 Is Now Ready for Mainstream Users and Enterprise Deployments

The Document Foundation informed Softpedia today about the general availability of the fifth point release of the LibreOffice 6.0 open-source and cross-platform office suite for all supported operating systems. LibreOffice 6.0.5 is here one and a half months after the LibreOffice 6.0.4 point release to mark the open-source office suite as ready for mainstream users and enterprise deployments. The Document Foundation considers that LibreOffice 6.0 has been tested thoroughly and that it's now ready for use in production, enterprise environments. Read more Direct: The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0.5